The NHL announced today that all games in the month of November have been canceled, totaling up to a total of 326 cancelled NHL games. While many thought that their might be a regular 82-game season after a 6-week NHL lockout and the NHLPA had submitted their third CBA proposal, there was not as the NHL denied the NHLPA’s proposal.
For the Flyers, this means that another 13 games have been taken off their schedule, 6 of which being home games. Through over a month of game cancellations, the Flyers will lose no less than $14.16 million in revenue.
This is the third time the NHL has cancelled regular-season games.
Deputy commissioner Bill Daly released the following statement:
“The National Hockey League deeply regrets having to take this action. By presenting a proposal to the NHLPA that contemplated a fair division of revenues and was responsive to Player concerns regarding the value of their contracts, we had hoped to be able to forge a long-term Collective Bargaining Agreement that would have preserved an 82-game Regular Season for our fans. Unfortunately, that did not occur.
“We acknowledge and accept that there is joint responsibility in collective bargaining and, though we are profoundly disappointed that a new agreement has not been attained to this point, we remain committed to achieving an agreement that is fair for the Players and the Clubs — one that will be good for the game and our fans.”
Those close to the situation say that if a deal isn’t reached by sometime next week, the next cancellation will be the NHL All-Star game and the NHL Winter Classic.